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Case: Cremated animal remains Effective: 01 Sep 2020

Import Conditions

Import conditions define the biosecurity requirements which must be met for your import. Where import conditions have been developed, they will be listed below.

  1. A Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment import permit is not required.

  2. Commercial administrative conditions
    Documents must be provided with each consignment which:

    1. identify the consignment (if non-personal) e.g. entry number

    2. identify all goods being imported as part of this consignment e.g. invoice or waybill or importer’s manifest

    3. describe the goods being imported (where not clear).

      e.g. 1: Product XRab = Purified protein derived from rabbits

      e.g. 2: Product AX = Synthetic antibiotic

      e.g. 3: Comte = Cheese.

  3. The goods must be clean and free of contaminant seed, soil, animal and plant debris and other biosecurity risk material prior to arrival in Australian territory.

  4. On arrival in Australian territory, the goods may be subject to inspection to verify that they are free from live insects, plant or animal debris, soil and other biosecurity risk contaminants.

  5. Under the Biosecurity Charges Imposition (General) Regulation 2016 and Chapter 9, Part 2 of the Biosecurity Regulation 2016, fees are payable to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for all services. Detail on how the department applies fees and levies may be found in the Charging guidelines.

  6. In addition to the conditions for the goods being imported, non-commodity concerns must be assessed including container cleanliness, packaging and destination concerns, and may be subject to inspection and treatment on arrival. Please refer to the Non-Commodity Cargo Clearance BICON case for further information.

What happens next?

When you are importing into Australia a departmental officer will assess the risk posed by your import and determine the appropriate outcome to apply. You may use the link below to view the likely outcomes for this particular import scenario. Please be aware that the assessment conducted may result in an outcome that is not listed.

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